TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Heidi Honeycutt

Season 04 | Episode 25

Heidi Honeycutt

Founder/Director of The Etheria Film Festival

The founder and program director of the Etheria Film Festival, Heidi Honeycutt, discusses her favorite films from women filmmakers with Josh and Joe.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Destroyer (1988)
Army of the Dead (2021)
The Howling (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine recommendation
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Wonder Woman (2017)
The Dirty Dozen (1967) – Ed Neumeier’s trailer commentary
The Wild Bunch (1969) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Joe Dante’s review
The Women (1939) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
The Opposite Sex (1956) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Women (2008)
Halloween (1978) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary, Alex Kirschenbaum’s series and timeline power rankings, Randy Fuller’s wine recommendation
Valley Girl (1983) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s trailer commentary
Valley Girl (2020)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Wicker Man (2006)
Mandy (2018)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s trailer commentary
Clueless (1995)
Legally Blonde (2001)
The Craft (1996)
Runaway Daughters (1994)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Dick Tracy (1990)
Who’s That Girl? (1987)
Pet Sematary (1989) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
The Shining (1980) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
Carrie (1976) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
The Dead Zone (1983) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
Apocalypse Now (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary
My Stepson, My Lover (1997)
Poison Ivy (1992)
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)
Nancy Drew Reporter (1939)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
The Velvet Vampire (1971)
The Working Girls (1974)
Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2001)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1957)
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Airplane! (1980) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Zoolander (2001)
Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
American Psycho (2000)
Fight Club (1999)
The Producers (1967) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
The Player (1992) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Bloodrayne (2005)
Postal (2007) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Tunnel Rats (2008)

Other Notable Items

TFH Guru Mick Garris
Deborah Foreman
Hannibal TV series (2013-2015)
Zack Snyder
Tig Notaro
American Cinematheque Theatre in Hollywood, CA
Etheria Film Festival
Grant Moninger
Fangoria
Blood Disgusting
Viscera Film Festival
The Anders Thomas Jensen podcast episode
David Lean
The Bechdel Test
Leslie Nielsen
Joan Crawford
Norma Shearer
Diane English
Carrie Fisher
Annette Benning
Rosalind Russell
Debra Hill
The Mishna Wolff and Josh Ruben podcast episode
Romeo And Juliet stage play by William Shakespeare (1597)
Martha Coolidge
Nicolas Cage
The San Fernando Valley
Du-pars
TFH Guru Mary Lambert
Boris Karloff
Vincent Price
Basil Rathbone
Tom Cruise
Amy Heckerling
Emma novel by Jane Austen (1815)
Stacey Dash
Paul Rudd
Alicia Silverstone
Barbara Crampton
Brittany Murphy
Robin Williams
Susan Seidelman
Madonna
Rosanna Arquette
Cyndi Lauper
Aidan Quinn
Sean Penn
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Stephen King
The Stand novel by Stephen King (1978)
The Ramones
TFH Guru Katt Shea
Flowers in the Attic novel by V.C. Andrews (1979)
My Sweet Audrina novel by V.C. Andrews (1982)
Drew Barrymore
Lifetime
Bonita Granville
Michael Myers
Freddy Krueger
USC
Cassandra Peterson
Elvira’s Movie Macabre TV series (1981-1986)
Stephanie Rothman
Hammer Film Productions
Vampira
The Addams Family TV series (1964-1966)
Paul Reubens
Pee-wee Herman
Search For The Next Elvira TV series (2007-2008)
The Queen Mary
The Horror Channel
Dusk/The Scream Channel
Chiller
Shudder
Betty Thomas
The Brady Bunch TV series (1969-1974)
Three’s Company TV series (1977-1984)
Gilligan’s Island TV series (1964-1967)
The Munsters TV series (1964-1966)
Rob Zombie
Christine Taylor
Mary Harron
American Psycho novel by Bret Easton Ellis (1991)
Guinevere Turner
Julia Roberts
Fight Club novel by Chuck Palahniuk (1996)
Christian Bale
The Uwe Boll podcast episode
Michael Paré
Bauhaus, Uwe Boll’s now-closed Vancouver restaurant
Gale Anne Hurd
Angela Kang
The Walking Dead TV series (2010- )
TFH Guru Roger Corman
“Pet Sematary” song by The Ramones (1989)

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About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Hosts

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, INFESTED, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.

Joe Dante is a director known for his satirical blend of horror and comedy viewed through the lens of grounded, relatable American life. his career in film began as a movie critic at age 12. A few years later, he conspired with Jon Davison to produce The Movie Orgy, an experimental exploration of ‘50s pop culture that metamorphosed into a hit phenomenon bringing Dante to college campus showings nationwide.

Soon after, he followed Jon to Hollywood where he edited trailers for producer Roger Corman before co-directing his first feature, Hollywood Boulevard. His first solo film, Piranha, successfully kickstarted his legendary career with titles like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace, and more.

Joe’s dedication to preserving the history of cinema and his near encyclopedic knowledge of movies led to the creation of Trailers From Hell, a web series offering viewers a brief history lesson of movies discussed through their respective trailers.